I tried the same type of thing during September and October last year and the improvements were really good unfortunately this was followed by a layoff due to injuries to both of my feet and my hip. I'm still not back to pre-good idea form. So in my case it wasn't worth it at all, although was fun while it lasted, more of a challenge than a thought out training plan.
you should be fine.
if you feel very tired, stop.
I used to run every day when I was just doing it for exercise and to use up excess energy, but only about three and a half miles per day. I started taking rest days when I decided to get more serious about running and train properly, with more variation of pace and distance. So I'd say for me, improvement came with being more methodical and resting/recovering. But as the dude says above, if you feel okay and want to, why not? Sounds like it would be an end in itself though (i.e. the challenge of doing it every day) rather than a way to get loads better at running.
Not convinced you need to run 70 miles a week to get 1h30 for a half; you're probably better off following a proper schedule with a rest day or two if that's your main goal.
Yes, it seems like a lot of miles to run a 1.30HM. As a novice vet I ran approx 30m pw for 1:28. I've been running 1 year and I think I would be injured if I did 70m pw without any rest - but we all handle the mileage differently - each to their own! Have you got a plan for the half marathon target
re. mileage, I'm currently doing about what you suggest as I'm following a 55-70 mile training plan for the VLM, and it's fine and manageable (except for the challenge of finding time to do it!). But I have to say I am feeling the benefit of the rest days and short, slow recovery runs that are built into it, rather than just getting out and running 10 miles every day. And like Also-ran, I did more like 30-40 miles a week when training for a sub-1:30 half. But everyone's different and if you feel that getting out every day is what keeps you interested, then go for it.
OK. That's as I suspected.
My first point is that every training run should have a purpose. What is the purpose of running 13.1miles at race pace?
Second point is that every training run should leave you with enough energy to benefit from the next run.
Running 13.1miles at race pace (if done properly) will leave you exhausted and unable to train properly for 10-15 days afterwards.Fairly pointless doing it twice in one month. Your 15mile LSR will give you the confidence that you can run 13miles. Your Tempo run will give you confidence that you can sustain HMP for a long period. Your speed sessions will build your threshold.
What pace are you running 10miles at? If you're running it at LSR pace then you're doing lots more miles than you need to. If you're running it quicker you run the risk or burning out after a few weeks.
At our age we take longer to recover even if you don't feel that it does.
Have a read of this thread: Training for the right Distance
So Lee, how you coping with the snow? I've managed 26miles in the last couple of weeks. Are you up to 250miles yet?
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